The tabular outlines are the distillate of long-term studies in the analysis of the N.T. writings. It takes some time to become familiar with this presentation and all its implications. The following explanations may help.

The tabular presentation in general

The outline of the single books is arranged in two parallel tables:

The different pages may help to envisage the whole of the book concerned:

The table of contents

On the left, the sections are labeled according to the traditional and the systematic segmentation:

The caesuras of the text are defined according to internal and formal signals:

The headlines of the main parts / major parts / paragraphs should relate to each other, if possible:

The stichometrical table, including the Fibonacci sequence

The columns on the left list the results of counting stichoi with regard to the respective passages:

The columns on the right are distinguished according to numbers of the Fibonacci sequence:

The calculation of proportions is made on the basis of six numbers of the Fibonacci sequence:

The explanations on pages 2 and following

The explanations of the outline give an overview of the composition as a whole:

The explanations of stichometry recapitulate the results of the stichoi counting:

The explanations of the paragraphing refer to the Greek New Testament for comparison:

The very few instances when a 16th syllable is tolerated at the end of a paragraph are noted:

The explanations of the textual version refer to deviations from the Greek New Testament as well:

Benefit for the interpretation

The stichometrical approach is helpful in uncovering the author’s intention:

This approach, however, implies some assumptions that are not undisputed among exegetes:

The stichometrical approach will gain additional plausibility with every ancient writing in which number of lines and proportions have been clearly derived from Fibonacci numbers.

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